I’m working on my submission to Dublin City Council to have the Legion Hall in Killester’s Middle Third added to the list of protected structures. Patrick Hugh Lynch, M.Lit, is kindly assisting me.
Patrick has recently completed academic research into the lives of First World War soldiers when they returned to Ireland. The local residents association, Killester Garden Village Residents’ Association is also campaigning to protect the hall.
Following my amendment to the City Council’s Development Plan in 2004, and in recognition of the historical importance of the housing development which was built by the Soldiers and Sailors Land Trust for First World War soldiers and their families, the area known as The Demesne, Middle Third and Abbeyfield is listed as a residential conservation area in Dublin City Council’s Development Plan 2005-2011.